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We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
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— Mary Oliver 


Noah Zacharin - " A Startle of Wings"

Posted on April 7, 2019 at 12:30 AM

“A STARTLE OF WINGS”, NOAH ZACHARIN’S 2018 album release is a song cycle of rare beauty and craft. Each song is presented either in solo performance or with sparse accompaniment, to set a lingering intimacy between guitarist and song; as if the wee small hours of morning found him out and these fourteen, the truth he stole away with. While it’s title, “A Startle of Wings”, may conjure images of endothermic vertebrates- a grouse bursting suddenly from the undergrowth; or reflected sunlight on eagle feathers in far flight; or a nut hatch peaking into your hand for the sweet you tucked earlier into your coat pocket; these songs do not give easy sway to such metaphor. Instead like the song “small town novel”, each has it’s own theme and unique perspective hinting at a larger narrative. From the intricate opening guitar phrases of “ morning comes on” through the virtuosic power of “ declare your love” to the simple closing waltz of “woke like a lark”, you are drawn as water through a misted mountain stream - your soul touched and dazzled; your mind aching to hold both song and lyric in one last embrace. I have had the privilege to spend many hours with these songs and yet i marvel at each listening – so rare that each and all would remain so compelling. Whatever circumstances inspired these compositions, we must rejoice that a master of song was able to hear the glancing light shimmered off wings that pull toward unseen destinations and that Mr. Zacharin then blessed us with their subtle magic Read more about Noah Zacharin at:

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Reply Lara Rosevear
9:19 PM on September 5, 2019 
I don?t think that he is only 16 years old. He is looking quite older one in this picture. Serge Rigvava soon may get more fame and success. His is getting higher and more moderate with passage of time.